This particular commission moved a lot slower than I'd intended. I either need to streamline my process or start charging more, I guess.
|Here's the finished commission.|
As this is an image heavy post, the rest will be behind the cut.
Planning and Construction:
I began with a concept. Lindsey wanted herself and her significant other, a whimsical treehouse, and particular outfits, so I knew what I absolutely needed to have. I did some sketches:
And Photoshopped them together.
|Sorry, the next few screenshots were mis-taken.|
|Because I'm constantly correcting my line, these commissions take much longer than traditional commissions.|
Laying out Color
Akinna-Stock). I couldn't use the paper as it was, I needed to make a few changes:
My coloring process has varied over the years, but the one I find to be the LEAST odious is a modification of my marker technique. I use the selected color (say, blue for the dress), create another layer, set it to multiply, and begin putting in shade. I adjust the opacity as necessary, and will create additional similiar layers if needed. I usually use two of these layers per object. When that's done, I will create a master layer with a shade of blue, and add blue shading all over. Once I finished doing that, started putting in the streaks of sunlight. They get a seperate layer, I did each ray with a seperate gradiation (probably stupidly, but I was fiddling around, it's the first time I've used some of these techniques), and then set that to lighten and adjusted the opacity.